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Rheinradweg in NRW, © Tourismus NRW e.V., Dominik Ketz

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-Westphalia


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Haus Rüschhaus in Münster, © Münsterland e.V.

100 Castles Route

Almost 1,000 kilometres of cycle path through romantic Münsterland

Romantic strongholds and imposing stately homes: Cyclists can experience the region’s magnificent architecture on Münsterländ’s 100 Castles Route.

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Blick auf die Niers, © Kreis Viersen

River Niers Cycle Path

A relaxing route for leisure cyclists and families

An ideal cycle route for families and leisure cyclists: exploring the entire length of the River Niers as it winds through the Lower Rhine region.

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Water Quintet in the land of dams, © Volker Barthel

Water Quintet Cycle Path

Five reservoirs on one cycle route

Low-gradient railway lines allow cyclists to discover Bergisches Land at a leisurely pace. The Water Quintet Cycle Path rewards cy-clists with beautiful views.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Der Aasee in Münster, © Ralf Emmerich / Münster Marketing

Relaxed cycling in Münsterland

A cycling network of paths and zones

Cycling by numbers in Münsterland: this mostly flat network of cycle paths offers good signposting, a wide range of places to eat and many interesting sights.

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balkantrasse-die-bergischen-drei, © Die Bergischen Drei

Balkantrasse Cycle Path

On the tracks of the Balkan Express railway

A convenient way to see the sights: the Balkantrasse leads cyclists to the Rhine lowlands along a disused railway line.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Discover the castle Linnep in Ratingen by bike, © KME M.Chardin

Discover Ratingen by bike

Textile museum, palaces and castles

Palaces and castles, historic old towns and tranquil natural land-scapes – Ratingen has it all. Cyclists always have something new to discover on a choice of themed routes.

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Der Oelchenshammer, der zum LVR-Industriemuseum Kraftwerk Ermen & Engels gehört, ist die letzte wasserbetriebene Schmiede im Oberbergischen Land., © LVR Industriemuseum

Industrial heritage in the Rhineland with a bicycle

Cycling route connects LVR (Rhineland regional council) industrial museums

On the cycle path of the industrial museums, it is possible to create paper, to de-scend into a turbine cellar and to face the entry examination to become a trainee in the iron and steel industry.

Level of difficulty: easy

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River Eder Floodplains Cycle Path - grand tour, © Reiner Schild

River Eder Cycle Path

The entire length of the Eder from the source in the Rothaargebirge

With no major ascents, the River Eder Cycle Path is ideal for families and leisure cyclists.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Aussicht Ruhrtalradweg, © RuhrtalRadweg, Dennis Stratmann

Ruhr Valley Cycle Path

From idyllic landscapes to industrial heritage

From industrial heritage and vibrant cities to idyllic nature and half-timbered houses: the Ruhr Valley Cycle Path passes many different towns on its way through Sauerland and the Ruhr Area.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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